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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on November 22nd, 2019

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Fall 2019 Insomnia News

INSOMNIA WIRE final 1Insomnia Wire is an occasional supplemental news report 
capturing insomnia news of relevant interest to sleep
technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our
regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.


NOTE: Some links might require additional registration or password access. If you work in a sleep clinic, hospital system, or research institution, you should be able to allocate access through them. 
  1. Sleep Review : Jazz Pharma’s Sleep Disorder Drug Gets European Panel Backing [NOV 15, 2019]
  2. Nature and Science of Sleep : Association Between Insomnia And Mortality Is Only Evident Among Long Sleepers [NOV 14, 2019]
  3. BMC Medical Genetics : Genetic polymorphisms associated with sleep-related phenotypes; relationships with individual nocturnal symptoms of insomnia in the HUNT study [NOV 12, 2019]
  4. Journal of Hypertension : The role of insomnia in the association between posttraumatic stress disorder and hypertension [NOV 12, 2019]
  5. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy : Sleep restriction therapy may be effective for people with insomnia and depressive complaints: evidence from a case series [NOV 11, 2019]
  6. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Changes in Dysfunctional Beliefs about Sleep after Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-analysis [NOV 9, 2019]
  7. Innovation in Aging : Does Improving Sleep Improve Cognition in Older Individuals with Insomnia? [NOV 8, 2019]
  8. Innovation in Aging : The Early Bird Gets The Worm, Not Anxiety Or Depression: How Insomnia Symptoms Predict Anxiety and Depression [NOV 8, 2019]
  9. Innovation in Aging : Slow Wave Sleep and Pain After Behavioral Insomnia Treatment In Adults Over Age 50 with Knee Osteoarthritis [NOV 8, 2019]
  10. Journal of American College of Health : Worry among Latinx college students: relations to anxious arousal, social anxiety, general depression, and insomnia [NOV 8, 2019]
  11. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Is digital cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia effective in treating sub-threshold insomnia: A pilot RCT [NOV 5, 2019]
  12. Nature and Science of Sleep : Insomnia, Short Sleep, And Snoring In Mid-To-Late Pregnancy: Disparities Related To Poverty, Race, And Obesity [NOV 4, 2019]
  13. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Insomnia in personality disorders and substance use disorders [NOV 4, 2019]
  14. SLEEP : Behavioral interventions for pediatric insomnia: One treatment may not fit all [NOV 2, 2019]
  15. Brain Sciences : Insomnia Symptoms among African-American Older Adults in Economically Disadvantaged Areas of South Los Angeles [OCT 31, 2019]
  16. Sleep Review : Cerebra Signs Licensing Agreements for Sleep Diagnostic Software and CBT-I Program [OCT 31, 2019]
  17. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Incidence and prevalence of post-stroke insomnia: A systematic review and meta-analysis [OCT 28, 2019]
  18. Imbrium : Imbrium Therapeutics Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 2 Study of Potential First-in-Class Molecule for Insomnia Associated with Alcohol Cessation [OCT 16, 2019]
  19. SLEEP : Risks of suicide attempts after prescription of zolpidem in people with depression: A nationwide population study in South Korea [OCT 5, 2019]
  20. Doctor Steven Park : Which is Better for Insomnia? CPAP vs. ASV: Interview With Dr. Barry Krakow [Podcast 73] [OCT 4, 2019]
  21. Wiley Online : Actigraphic multi‐night home‐recorded sleep estimates reveal three types of sleep misperception in Insomnia Disorder and good sleepers [OCT 3, 2019]
  22. American Heart Association via Science Daily : Sleeping less than 6 hours and heart disease, stroke—deadly combo [OCT 2, 2019]
  23. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Psychosocial intervention for discontinuing benzodiazepine hypnotics in patients with chronic insomnia: A systematic review and meta-analysis [OCT 1, 2019]
  24. Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University via Science Daily : Sleeping pills reduce suicidal thoughts in patients with severe insomnia [SEP 30, 2019]
  25. Wiley Online : Longitudinal Associations between Sleep, Intrusive Thoughts, and Alcohol Problems Among Veterans [SEP 27, 2019]
  26. SLEEP : Perceived racial discrimination and risk of insomnia among middle-aged and elderly Black women [SEP 26, 2019]
  27. Sleep Review : Are You Missing the Outcomes that Matter to Your Insomnia Patients? [SEP 26, 2019]
  28. MD Magazine : Insomnia Drug Reduces Suicidal Ideation [SEP 25, 2019]
  29. SLEEP : Sleep and wake are shared and transmitted between individuals with insomnia and their bed-sharing partners [SEP 25, 2019]
  30. SLEEP : Sleep quality, insomnia and internalising difficulties in adolescents: insights from a twin study [SEP 25, 2019]